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A UPLC/TOF-MS-based metabonomic study was conducted to assess the holistic efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shuanglong Formula (SLF) for myocardial infarction in rats. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups after surgery. The Panax ginseng group, Salvia miltiorrhiza group, and SLF group were treated with water(More)
PURPOSE To analyze biometry data and corneal astigmatism in cataract candidates from Southern China. SETTING Guangdong Eye Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou, China. DESIGN Cross-sectional hospital-based study. METHODS The axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), horizontal corneal diameter (white to white [WTW]), and corneal(More)
PURPOSE To define the frequency and quantify the progression of macular atrophy (MA) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration undergoing treatment with antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy for >2 years. METHODS Fifty-four eyes of 46 patients (86.7 ± 6.8 years, 53.7% women) diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative optic opacification of hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) is an uncommon complication leading to IOL explantation. In the past decade, several studies reported that the granular deposits responsible for the opacification were probably calcium and phosphate salts; however, the exact mechanism causing calcification of IOLs(More)
Whether glucocorticoids directly enhance or interrupt osteoclastogenesis is still a controversial subject. In this study, we ascertained the dose-dependent positive effects of glucocorticoids on osteoclastogenesis in vivo and in vitro as well as investigated the mechanism in vitro. As the dose of glucocorticoids increased, osteoclastogenesis was stimulated(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the cellular lipid metabolism associated with β-amyloid peptide (Aβ)-induced neurotoxicity as well as the neuroprotective effect of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major polyphenol in green tea. An ultra-performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS)-based(More)
Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) is a common form of RP worldwide. Although rhodopsin (RHO) is the most frequently reported adRP gene in many populations, it has not been detected in patients from the Bai nationality, one of the minority ethnic groups of southwest China. In this study, we used linkage analysis and mutation screening to(More)
Yin-Chen-Hao-Tang (YCHT) is a famous Chinese medicine formula which has long been used in clinical practice for treating various liver diseases, such as liver fibrosis. However, to date, the mechanism for its anti-fibrotic effects remains unclear. In this paper, an ultra-performance liquid chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-TOF-MS)-based(More)
The emerging field of sphingolipidomics calls for accurate quantitative analyses of sphingolipidome. Existing analytical methods for sphingolipid (SPL) profiling often suffer from isotopic/isomeric interference, leading to the low-abundance, but biologically important SPLs being undetected. In the current study, we have developed an improved(More)
PURPOSE Increasing drusen volume was proposed to be a predictor of disease progression in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In patients with late AMD in one eye, the fellow eyes without neovascularization are known to be at higher risk of developing exudative AMD. We evaluated the relationship between drusen volume in these fellow eyes and their(More)